Hello and Happy Friday! It's an International blog highlight for tonight's Crazy Crafters Team Project Highlights with many talented demos from all around the world showcasing cards with the theme of Encouragement and RAK (Randon Act of Kindess). Be sure to check out all the creative projects and you can vote for you favourites. Please click on the banner to take you there.
I have made an encouragement card using the Frosted Medallions set from the new Holiday catalogue. It's a great set with the gorgeous medallions and doily pattern that can be used throughout the year. The sentiments in the set, "The Best is yet to come" and "Wishing You the Happiest of Days" is just appropriate for this theme. This set is also perfect for Happy New Year's with a wonderful heartfelt sentiment.
The colours have been inspired by the Fancy Frost sequins from the new holiday catalogue and I have used Elegant Eggplant, Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party and Tempting Turquoise. These colours just work well together with complimentary tonal values. You can see the Fancy Frost sequins randomly scattered.
I have white heat embossed the medallions and doily pattern to add depth as well as resisting the ink. I have used the mini round ink blending applicator from Ranger as it gives the best finish.
I have also ink blended the diagonal strip on the side using the Season Decorative mask from the new holiday catalogue in the same inks. It's perfect to use to add that coordinating accent to your cards as well as creating your own custom made backgrounds. To make the two panels blend, I have tied a bow using Bermuda Bay Baker's twine and helps soften the edge.
To give another element to the medallions, I have die cut a star from Starlight thinlits also from the new holiday catalogue and added a silver metallic dot in the centre for extra bling.
Inside the card I have used another strip of the diagonal pattern from the Seasonal Decorative mask to tie in with the front. The medallions/doily have been stamped in Pool Party and Elegant Eggplant and kept it simple for contrast. I have also added another Startlight die cut in vellum and compliments the sentiment - "Wishing you happiest of days", to help bring some positive light to the card recipient.
I hope you have enjoyed my card and found inspiration. This set is available to order 1st September and not only does it make a wonderful encouragement card but also perfect to usher in the New Year to make cards for friends and family. There are so many goodies in the new holiday catalogue that would be great to use with this set as well - creativity is endless.
Thank you so much for stopping by and hope to see you again soon. Cheers! :)
• Frosted Medallions Clear mount - 142189
• Startlight Thinlits Dies - 141840
• Seasonal Decorative Masks - 141848
• Fancy Frost Sequins - 142519
• Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine - 134575
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